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Re: [62-12] Thunder: Team is One | @MIL + March Recap!

Postby mrmoves20 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:11 pm

You're having a MONSTER season, y'know? Also, nice going with Durant and Westbrook. Wish you luck heading in to the postseason.
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Re: [62-12] Thunder: Team is One | @MIL + March Recap!

Postby Durant35 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:59 pm

mrmoves20 wrote:You're having a MONSTER season, y'know? Also, nice going with Durant and Westbrook. Wish you luck heading in to the postseason.

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My first normal game.

Postby Durant35 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:31 pm

Thunder draw even with Spurs, 110-96

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Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook (11 PTS, 6 REB, 11 AST and 4 STL)
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Durant (23 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST, 1 BLK and 1 STL)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (16 PTS, 9 REB - 5 OFF, 2 AST, 1 STL and 3 BLK)

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA - The Thunder locked down the Spurs quite early. They built the lead during the first quarter, and was clearly dominating the opposition. They outscored San Antonio, 39-19. Thabo Sefolosha did a great job of guarding Stephen Jackson, as he was the one who hung the "L" when the Thunder faced them on the road.

Even though Tony Parker scored 21 points, the French Spurs PG was clearly overwhelmed on how Westbrook physically defended him. "All those shots were tightly contested. Russell will become a good player." stated Parker, who also had 9 assists. The Spurs and the Thunder took the same volume of shots at 91, but the Thunder finished better by hitting 44 of them(48%) and the Spurs getting 39(42%).

The Thunder also owned the 3-point land in a tightly contested manner, as both teams hit the same number of three-pointers, but the Thunder had fewer attempts. The Thunder bench, however, was outscored 50-29. Rebounding also became a factor, as Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison did a great job of boxing out and preventing the four-time NBA Champion Tim Duncan from getting offensive rebounds.

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Thunder closes out season-series with Pacers

Postby Durant35 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:25 am

Thunder finishes Pacers, 114-105

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Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook (22 PTS, 4 REB, 11 AST and 2 STL)
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Durant (30 PTS, 6 REB and 2 AST)
Thunder Protector: Thabo Sefolosha (7 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST, 3 STL and 2 BLK)

With the final meeting versus the Pacers in check, the Thunder would absolutely want to dominate their opponents. They got the "W", but not after working hard to attain it. The Thunder held a 10-point lead throughout the whole game, but after 4 minutes into the fourth quarter, the Pacers immediately fired back and cut the lead to a 1-point deficit.

Later on, despite with the small ball crunch-time lineup the Thunder checked in, the Pacers still shot the lights out. Until Kevin Durant killed them, that is. Kevin Durant was accidentally elbowed by Tyler Hansbrough late during the third quarter, and went to the locker rooms to patch himself up. When he came back to the game, the Thunder had their lead relinquished and the Pacers were leading by 6.

The Oklahoma City All-Star immediately checked back into the game, with a different demeanor far from his usual. The Thunder Forward then scored 10 straight points off of steals, blocks and rebounds. "He came back angry." said Kevin Martin, who was one of the Thunder's late game contributors. "It's a'ight. Move on and forget." Durant said after the game.

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Thunder quick-stops at home

Postby Durant35 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:38 pm

Thunder dominates Knicks at home

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Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook (34 PTS, 4 REB, 16 AST and 2 STL)
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Durant (37 PTS, 7 REB, 6 AST and 3 STL)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (19 PTS, 12 REB - 6 OFF, 2 AST and 1 BLK)

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA - It's time to show the world how powerful the Thunder is. After trailing the first half by 5, the Thunder fought back and erased the deficit. There was no distinction between the starters and bench, and everybody wanted to score. Despite Melo's 43 points, 7 rebounds performance, the Thunder attacked with it's four-headed dragon.

The Thunder Core Four all scored in double-digits, combining for 109 points, the most in Oklahoma City Thunder history. The four also grabbed 28 rebounds, 9 of them were offensive ones that helped cut the deficit and build their own lead. Serge Ibaka mostly dominated when Westbrook and Durant were on the bench. The Knicks squad couldn't stop the 6'10" Power Forward from driving and grabbing rebounds.

Westbrook also tied his career-high in assists with his superb performance. He also went 13-of-18 on the floor and 2-for-2 from beyond the arc. Kevin Durant has not been himself, scoring 35 points on 25 shots with 13 makes. Nevertheless, without his performance, the Thunder wouldn't have grabbed the win. The bench also provided good support by scoring 51 points with it's competitor having 29. They also out-rebounded the Knicks, 43-51. They also defended the perimeter well, as New York only drained one three-pointer.

Ball movement was the key to this game and every Thunder game. They finished dead last in the assists category as a team last season, but today, they are averaging 24.1 assists per game and is currently placed 9th on the league statistics. Oklahoma City also defends well, by limiting their opponents to 93.9 points while scoring 106.7 points for themselves. That's a point differential of 12.8, the highest in the league.

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OKC @ UTA: 99 - 86 W
OKC @ GSW: 102 - 87 W

Record: 67-12

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Thunder incapacitates Portland

Postby Durant35 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:04 am

Thunder wins on the road, 121-95

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Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook (33 PTS, 3 REB, 8 AST and 1 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Durant (28 PTS, 11 REB, 7 AST, 1 STL AND 3 BLK)
Thunder Protector: Nick Collison (5 PTS, 12 REB - 2 OFF and 2 BLK)

After surviving a tough first quarter, the Oklahoma City Thunder kicked things off again and started to run wild. They forced turnovers and got stops, the tempo was completely theirs. The Trailblazers' superstars LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum were indefinitely shut down by the suffocating Thunder defense led by Serge Ibaka and Thabo Sefolosha.

The Thunder never looked back and confidently played. They were contesting shots, filling up the paint and drained shots around the court. They finished making 49 shots on 92 attempts, 53%. Although they got eaten at the offensive rebounding, they made up for it by blocking and contesting. Those eventually converted into fast break points, and was an important aspect during the match.

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K-Mart lights it up!

Postby Durant35 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:23 am

K-Mart is clutch, scores 55 points and upsets Kings

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Player of the Game: Kevin Martin (55 PTS, 5 REB, 6 AST, 1 STL and 3 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Serge Ibaka (21 PTS, 16 REB - 8 OFF and 1 STL)
Thunder Protector: Toney Douglas (6 PTS, 6 REB, 7 AST, 2 STL and 1 BLK)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA - With two last games, Thunder Coach Scott Brooks has decided not to play his superstars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Many have speculated that the Thunder will be giving away it's last two games in order to rest, and Brooks will not play any player more than 25 minutes. But they were wrong, oh so wrong.

Despite a rough start, the Thunder clung on to the whole game and tried to use every ounce of their abilities and keep up with the Kings. The Duo-less Oklahoma City squad was united. Nolan and Toney were dishing out to the bigs as if they were always open. The bigs, on the other hand, converted opportunities and drew fouls. Kevin Martin kept hitting big shots after big shots and eventually surpassed every offensive aspect he has achieved throughout his career.

The Thunder Sixth Man scored a career-high 55 points and made 20 shots on 33 attempts. He also got 12 of his three-pointers to fall while attempting 21. All new records for the guard who turned 30 last year. Congo Forward Serge Ibaka also added up 21 points and grabbed 16 boards, 8 were offensive ones that brought the offensive onslaught during the fourth quarter. Oklahoma City fought back and eventually erased a 10-point deficit late during the fourth quarter. Kevin Martin started the spark offensively by getting an and-1 layup.

Next possession, Toney Douglas intercepts a pass and starts a fast break that led to a Kevin Martin three. Next, Marcus Thornton jumper, but gets blocked by Kevin Martin, who runs the other way with another three. The fight goes on for a moment with both teams scoring turn by turn, but it was the last three-pointer Kevin Martin made that iced the game. The Thunder leading by 1, 3.4 seconds left. Kings, timeout. As soon as the Kings inbounded the ball, it was intercepted and got stolen by Serge Ibaka. Thunder wins.

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Re: [69-12] Thunder: Team is One | K-Mart lights it up!

Postby mrmoves20 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:18 am

2 players in a season scoring at least 50 points. Man, you're beasting. Thunder for 2013 Champs!
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Thunder fall to the Bucks

Postby Durant35 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:08 pm

Thunder miserably fall to the Bucks, 135-118

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Player of the Game: Jason Kidd (27 PTS, 3 REB, 14 AST and 3 STL)
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Martin (36 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL and 2 BLK)
Thunder Blunder: Kenyon Martin (4 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST and 1 TO)

With the final game of the season, the again Durant and Westbrook-less Thunder squad look to close out the season with style. After getting a close first quarter, the Bucks easily pulled away for the rest of the game. Despite K-Mart's 36 points and Ibaka's solid efforts around the glass, the Thunder lost pretty badly. Nevertheless, the played hard and played great. This game won't affect the playoff seeding.

Brandon Jennings scored his 5000th point and carried the team offensively, scoring 29 points while dishing out 12 assists along with veteran and former NBA champion Jason Kidd, who torched the Thunder the whole game. 4 Milwaukee players had double-doubles and easily disposed the Thunder. OKC, on the other hand, still shot 50% from the field although they got restricted to 86 shots. The Bucks, however, had 111 attempts and made 55.

Free Throws were a huge part of this game, as Serge Ibaka got every whistle and attempts count. He made 9 out of 12 attempts. The injured Nolan Smith also played great, scoring 19 points, grabbed 2 rebounds and also had 2 assists in 22 minutes of playing time. Nick Collison notched a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, 3 were offensive.

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It's been a great season guys. Thank you for all your support! Wish me luck in the playoffs! Will post the All-NBA Teams, Playoff Seeding, Team Stats and League Leaders next!
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NBA Season Awards

Postby Durant35 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:05 pm

2012-2013 NBA Season Awards


MVP: Kevin Durant Image
- "It's a great honor to be selected by the people as the MVP. I won't let you down guys." - Kevin Durant

Sixth Man of the Year: Kevin Martin Image
- "To be selected at this age, it feels great. I hope I can win it again. Hat's off to OKC." - Kevin Martin

Coach of the Year: Scott Brooks Image
- "This wouldn't be possible if my players weren't here. It's all thanks to them." - Scott Brooks

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Most Improved Player: Goran Dragic Image
Rookie of the Year: Damian Lillard Image



Players of the Month:
November: Kevin Durant (WEST) and Carmelo Anthony (EAST)
December: James Harden (WEST) and LeBron James (EAST)
January: Kevin Durant (WEST) and Kyrie Irving (EAST)
February: Kevin Love (WEST) and John Wall (EAST)
March: Kevin Durant (WEST) and LeBron James (EAST)
April: Russell Westbrook (WEST) and Brandon Jennings (EAST)


Rookies of the Month:
November: Anthony Davis (WEST) and Dion Waiters (EAST)
December: Damian Lillard(WEST) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (EAST)
January: Anthony Davis (WEST) and Dion Waiters (EAST)
February: Damian Lillard (WEST) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (EAST)
March: Anthony Davis (WEST) and Dion Waiters (EAST)
April: Anthony Davis (WEST) and Tyler Zeller (EAST)


League Leaders


PPG: Kevin Durant (31.3 PPG) Image
RPG: Kevin Love (12.1 RPG) Image
APG: Rajon Rondo (8.6 APG) Image
SPG: Brandon Jennings (2.2 SPG) Image
BPG: JaVale McGee (2.4 BPG) Image
MPG: Kevin Love (38.5 MPG) Image


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Playoffs!

Postby Durant35 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:48 pm

PLAYOFF SEEDING

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STANDINGS:

WEST:

1. Oklahoma City Thunder (69-13)
2. Los Angeles Lakers (56-26)
3. Denver Nuggets (50-32)
4. Minnesota Timberwolves (46-36)
5. San Antonio Spurs (45-37)
6. Houston Rockets (45-37)
7. Memphis Grizzlies (42-40)
8. Los Angeles Clippers (42-40)
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9. Golden State Warriors (39-43)
10. Dallas Mavericks (36-46)
11. Utah Jazz (36-46)
12. Sacramento Kings (35-47)
13. New Orleans Hornets (32-50)
14. Phoenix Suns (27-55)
15. Portland Trailblazers (25-57)


EAST:

1. Miami Heat (65-17)
2. Chicago Bulls (48-34)
3. Philadelphia 76ers (48-34)
4. Brooklyn Nets (47-35)
5. New York Knicks (44-38)
6. Charlotte Bobcats (41-41)
7. Toronto Raptors (40-42)
8. Indiana Pacers (38-44)
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9. Detroit Pistons (37-45)
10. Atlanta Hawks (37-45)
11. Milwaukee Bucks (37-45)
12. Washington Wizards (34-48)
13. Cleveland Cavaliers (33-49)
14. Boston Celtics (32-50)
15. Orlando Magic (26-56)


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Re: [69-13] Thunder: Team is One | Playoffs!

Postby mrmoves20 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:29 am

Congratulations to your player awards. Good luck in the playoffs.
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Playoffs Series Preview

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:35 am

Series Preview


WEST

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- Two good teams facing each other just in the first round of the playoffs. Although it was a bit disappointing that the Clippers only had the eighth seed, whereas they were projected to be seeded from 3 to 5. The Thunder, on the contrary, did what they exactly needed to do. Get the number 1 seed and prove that you are still the Western Conference Champs.

Prediction: Thunder in five.

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- Despite a rough way to start the season, the Lakers managed to get a hold of the second seed and lock it in. Kobe Bryant is chasing his sixth ring, whilst his other all-star teammates are going for their first. The Grizzlies came in hoping to get the 4th or 5th, but was outlasted by the Spurs. Both teams had a solid season, so we may see some solid basketball too.

Prediction: Lakers in five. [UPDATE]

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- An exciting series indeed. The Rockets return to the playoffs, all due to their All-Stars James Harden and Jeremy Lin. Harden was acquired in the off-season, days before the season starts. This is the the first time the Rockets made the playoffs since the Yao Ming era. Denver, coached by the legendary George Karl, can be seen as an experienced solid deep team playing great basketball despite being "Star-less". Karl did a great job of coaching even without Melo propelling the team.

Prediction: Denver in five. [UPDATE]

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- One of the great matches this year's playoffs has to offer. Old v.s. Young. The Big Fundamental facing off against the Kevin Love-led Wolves. The Wolves also have Spanish Superstar Guard Ricky Rubio, whilst the Spurs present us the classic Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, who had a beastly season. These two teams match each other too much. In almost every aspect, they're on the same page.

Prediction: T'Wolves in seven. [UPDATE]

EAST


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- An Eastern Conference Semi-Finals rematch. These two teams faced off and the Heat certainly did not know what hit them. The Pacers, relatively an average team, managed to push the games to six and scared off the Heat. If the Heat lacked LeBron during that time, well, we may have seen a different Finals matchup. Miami, much like the Thunder, had the second best record in the league and are certainly better than last year. The Pacers clinched the season average.

Prediction: Miami in five.

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- This one's pretty self-explanatory. After getting eliminated in the first round last year, the Bulls are back and is hungrier than ever. Along with the healthy Derrick Rose, who has risen, versus the surprising Toronto Raptors, this may be a good series. The Raptors are too young to win though, whilst the Bulls have the experience. Oh, and did I mention that the Bulls traded for DeMarcus Cousins?

Prediction: Bulls in four.

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- Two unexpected teams play for a chance at the title. The Bobcats quickly turned around, from last year's worst team to the 6th seed in the playoffs. Granted, the Eastern Conference are weaker than their Western counterpart, but we cannot change the fact that they made the playoffs 3 seasons after they last made their appearance. The Bynum-led Sixers are thriving in the East and locked up the 3rd seed, something we didn't expect.

Prediction: Philly in four.

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- The battle of New York. One of the greatest rivalry in the history of the league has made the playoffs. Brooklyn, a new franchise relocated from New Jersey, did not disappoint their new fans. Led by Deron Williams, the Nets have managed to go fourth in the easy east. The Knicks, however, was a tad bit disappointing. They had a hot season start, but cooled off after the All-Star Break. Melo has been phenomenal for them.

Prediction: Knicks in six. [UPDATE]

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Re: [1-0] Thunder: Team is One | OKC takes Game 1!

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:29 am

Thunder dominates Clippers, 131-121

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (35 PTS, 9 REB, 6 AST, 1 STL and 2 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (29 PTS, 5 REB, 11 AST and 3 STL)
Thunder Protecor: Kevin Martin (20 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK)

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA - The Thunder are back in the playoffs, this time, taking what they definitely deserved. Number #1 seed, granting them Home-Court Advantage. And they certainly used it well. Oklahoma City started off the game hard, grabbing rebounds and contesting every shot. It was a good decision by Scott Brooks to put Sefolosha on Paul, as Thabo made CP3 miss shots with his length.

On the other hand, Westbrook, who was assigned to Jamal Crawford, seemingly annoyed Jamal and made him miserable for the whole night. It got worse as he got blocked from behind by a trailing Kevin Martin. He eventually finished with 24 points on 10-of-23 field goal shooting. Chris Paul had 22, but almost all of those only came off fastbreak steals, Thabo certainly did not give him open shots.

Blake Griffin tortured the Thunder in the offensive rebounding part, but was quickly taken out by Ibaka after a successful dunk. Kevin Durant, who had an amazing night, was the Thunder's life throughout the whole game. By scoring 35, he was able to propel the Thunder back on track after starting slow during the third quarter, where they saw their lead diminish and get cut to five.

Durant and Westbrook checked in with five minutes left in the quarter and both wreaked havoc around the court. Russell Westbrook steal. Kevin Durant and-1 dunk in transition. Next possession, Clippers shot clock violation. Thunder with the Kevin Martin three. Ball intercepted by Westbrook, dunks it hard. Just with that, the Thunder pushed the lead to 10 and never looked back.

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AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Denver wins over Houston: 111-106 - Danilo Gallinari (30 PTS, 11 REB, 9 AST and 2 STL in 39 MIN)
Heat throttle Pacers: 129-106 - Dwyane Wade (43 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST, 3 STL and 1 BLK in 39 MIN)
Knicks upset win on Brooklyn on road: 108-102 - Carmelo Anthony (28 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST and 1 STL in 34 MIN)
T'Wolves defeats the "old" Spurs: 104-89 - Kevin Love (21 PTS, 10 REB - 4 OFF, 3 AST and 1 STL in 39 MIN)
Lakers overpower Memphis: 114-87 - Kobe Bryant (27 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK in 34 MIN)
76ers too much to handle for Bobcats: 118-101 - Spencer Hawes (22 PTS, 13 REB and 4 AST in 34 MIN)
Bulls go off for win against Raptors: 106-91 - Derrick Rose (26 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST and 2 STL in 37 MIN)
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Re: [1-0] Thunder: Team is One | OKC takes Game 1!

Postby Mark. on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:35 am

Just read through this quickly. Top top season, gutted you were just robbed of the 70 win milestone! Durant had a spectacular season. Keep it up!
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Re: [1-0] Thunder: Team is One | OKC takes Game 1!

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:41 pm

Mark. wrote:Just read through this quickly. Top top season, gutted you were just robbed of the 70 win milestone! Durant had a spectacular season. Keep it up!

Thanks for the support!

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Re: [1-0] Thunder: Team is One | OKC takes Game 1!

Postby Mark. on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:48 pm

Old Man D-Wade with the massive game!
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Re: [1-0] Thunder: Team is One | OKC takes Game 1!

Postby Phil89 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:03 pm

Thabo locking down CP3 like he did to Tony Parker last year in the playoffs? Nice idea (Y)
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Re: [1-0] Thunder: Team is One | OKC takes Game 1!

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:37 pm

Yeah. But he's wreaking havoc tonight. Playing Game 2 and trailing by 10.
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Thunder fights back! Game 2!

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:16 pm

Durant, Thunder overcome deficit, takes Game 2

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (51 PTS, 13 REB - 3 OFF, 2 AST, 3 STL and 1 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (39 PTS, 5 REB, 11 AST and 1 STL)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (8 PTS, 12 REB - 2 OFF, 3 AST and 1 BLK)

It was definitely a heartbreaking game for the Clippers, and quite a memorable one for the Thunder. The Clippers came in and dominated both ends of the floor during the first half. And it was absolutely the worst for the Thunder. In both quarters, the Thunder scored 27 each, compared to the Clippers' 35 and 38 respectively. But fans saw what they liked to see. A comeback.

The Thunder offense kicked in the second half, and they eventually tied the game by scoring 41 points in the third quarter. On the other hand, the Clippers got 22. Oklahoma City was now riding with the Clippers. Coming in the fourth quarter, the Thunder were very much pumped and Kevin Durant was on fire. Despite making 19 of his 41 shots, he took the steering wheel and propelled the Thunder to another win.

"We don't know when they get hot. We be ready next time." Durant said. And he was certainly right. The fact that the Thunder had become the underdog was clearly disturbing. When asked about the third quarter comeback, Westbrook said "Just play your game, not their game." The Thunder had been eaten on the defensive end and thus, a lead they were all fearing.

Nevertheless, we'll take the "W" no matter how it happened.

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AROUND THE LEAGUE:


Spurs tie series in win over Wolves: 102-98 - Tim Duncan (19 PTS, 16 REB - 4 OFF and 1 AST in 30 MIN)

Ty Lawson's big game lifts Nuggets over Houston: 120-124 - Ty Lawson (27 PTS, 1 REB and 9 AST in 36 MIN)

Smith, Lakers too much for Memphis: 113-82 - Josh Smith (32 PTS, 9 REB, 5 AST, 2 STL and 2 BLK in 36 MIN)

Heat takes Game 2 over Pacers: 106-83 - Dwyane Wade (34 PTS, 4 REB, 7 AST and 5 STL in 36 MIN)

Knicks upsets Nets again in Game 2: 115-91 - Raymond Felton (27 PTS, 4 REB, 8 AST and 2 STL in 38 MIN)

Kemba Walker hits game-winner against Philly, ties series: 100-98 - Kemba Walker (24 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST and 6 STL in 39 MIN)

Bulls humiliate and thrashes Raptors: 99-62 - DeMarcus Cousins (25 PTS, 11 REB and 1 STL in 30 MIN)
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Re: [1-0] Thunder: Team is One | OKC takes Game 1!

Postby Phil89 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:29 pm

Brilliant second half there. Durant and Westbrook combining for 90 points is crazy. Good luck in LA with the next games.

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Re: [1-0] Thunder: Team is One | OKC takes Game 1!

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:54 pm

Phil89 wrote:Brilliant second half there. Durant and Westbrook combining for 90 points is crazy. Good luck in LA with the next games.

SWEEP! :mrgreen:

Will try! Hahahahahaha!

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Thunder breaks Clippers

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:42 pm

Thunder upsets Clippers, 125-120

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (47 PTS, 7 REB, and 2 AST)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (31 PTS, 4 REB, 10 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK)
Thunder Protector: Kevin Martin (28 PTS, 5 REB 1 STL and 2 BLK) and Serge Ibaka (11 PTS, 15 REB - 7 OFF, 2 AST, 2 STL and 2 BLK)

STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES - And there we have it. The Thunder overcame a 10 point deficit and grabbed the "W", giving them a three to nothing series lead. The Clippers, however, were heartbroken. Just as they thought they could win the match, the Thunder fires back and erases their misdeeds of the first half. Chris Paul was a half-factor for the game, going for 21 points, 8 rebounds and 13 assists, but took 21 shots and making 8.

Jamal Crawford, who torched the Thunder in the last outing, was pretty much non-existent despite his team-high 24 points, as those came from normal shots, not momentum swinging ones. It was Blake who tortured the Thunder. The Clippers Forward had 20 points and 18 rebounds, 6 of those were offensive ones that led to extra possessions. The Clips are now 0-3 and are on pace for being swept. There have been no teams in NBA history to recover from a 0-3 series.

Scott Brooks mainly switched to his 9-man rotation during the game, as four players didn't get enough action. Thabo Sefolosha and Russell Westbrook were both great on the defensive end, making the Clipper guards shoot bad shots and force passes that eventually led to turnovers. Kevin Durant was on fire during the fourth, scoring 18 of his 47 points and paved the way for the comeback.

It was his three-pointer that tied the game at 109 with 1:30 left. After that, the Thunder got sparked and clearly disrupted the flow within the Clippers. Serge Ibaka grabbed boards and hounded them like a dog. Westbrook intercepted nearly every possession the Clippers got, and scored 31 points on an efficient 11 shots in 14 attempts. Kevin Martin shot the lights out, and as for Kevin Durant, well, let's just say that he's being Kevin Durant.

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L.A. Lakers extends lead to 3-0: 86-84 - Kobe Bryant (26 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK in 34 MIN)
Raptors come up short against Bulls: 94-92 - Derrick Rose (36 PTS, 3 REB 2 AST and 1 BLK in 39 MIN)
Knicks overpowers Nets: 138-109 - J.R. Smith (28 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST and 1 STL in 32 MIN)
Bobcats upsets 76ers in OT win: 100-98 - Kemba Walker (24 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST and 6 STL in 39 MIN)
Rockets skyrockets against Nuggets: 102-92 - Chandler Parsons (29 PTS, 9 REB, 5 AST and 1 STL in 39 MIN)
Heat, Wade, too much for Pacers: 96-83 - Dwyane Wade (35 PTS, 5 REB, 6 AST, 2 STL and 4 BLK in 37 MIN)
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Re: [3-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder breaks Clippers' ho

Postby Martti. on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:46 am

Looks like it's a sweep, not surprising considering you won 69 games. Also glad Wade is just killing the Pacers. :cool:
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Re: [3-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder breaks Clippers' ho

Postby Mark. on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:37 am

Yeah would be surprised if you drop the next game, too much momentum. Good work.
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Re: [3-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder breaks Clippers' ho

Postby Durant35 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:44 pm

Martti. wrote:Looks like it's a sweep, not surprising considering you won 69 games. Also glad Wade is just killing the Pacers. :cool:

I'm afraid that when we meet in the finals, he's gonna torch me. :lol: Thanks for the support!

Mark. wrote:Yeah would be surprised if you drop the next game, too much momentum. Good work.

I'll try and go for the sweep! Though the Clips are hard to beat during the first half. Thanks for the support!
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Thunder sweeps the Clippers

Postby Durant35 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:50 pm

Westbrook's 53, Thunder sweep Clippers

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Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook (53 PTS, 5 REB, 14 AST and 3 STL)
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Durant (38 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST and 4 BLK)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (11 PTS, 15 REB, 3 AST, 4 STL and 5 BLK)

Russell Westbrook's BIG performance in the most crucial time was fantastic. There is no other way to describe it aside from the word "great" and it's synonyms. Those 53 points that propelled OKC to the second round in a nail-biter during the last minutes of the game. He was simply disruptive and wreaking havoc for the Paul-led Clippers, who finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and three steals.

The Thunder also broke their old record of scoring 51 points during the season by scoring 54 points from Westbrook, KD, Ibaka and Martin. Kevin Durant had a horrible first half but quickly turned it around during the fourth quarter, providing the hot hand despite his 5 fouls. At one point, KD was fouled out but the officials rescinded their call half-a thoughts later.

The opposing team, Los Angeles Clippers are now deeply broken, as their stars refused to talk to the media after the game. The Thunder, meanwhile, celebrated their advancement to the second round of the playoffs. We are seeing a team with potential to win it all after coming up short to the Miami Heat in five games in the last NBA Finals.

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Lakers, Smith, advance to the second round: 110-94 - Josh Smith (25 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 5 STL and 3 BLK in 35 MIN)
Series MVP: Kobe Bryant


Miami sweep Pacers with Wade's 26: 95-90 - Dwyane Wade (26 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL and 2 BLK in 34 MIN)
Series MVP: Dwyane Wade


Knicks surprises world as they sweep Nets: 113-105 - Carmelo Anthony (30 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST and 2 STL in 34 MIN)
Series MVP: Carmelo Anthony


T'Wolves grabs 3-1 series lead: 103-82 - Kevin Love (27 PTS, 15 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL in 35 MIN)

Kemba Walker ties series at 2 with win: 101-88 - Kemba Walker (29 PTS, 3 REB, 8 AST and 4 STL in 37 MIN)

Toronto avoids elimination: 104-99 - Jose Calderon (7 PTS, 3 REB, 14 AST and 2 STL in 35 MIN)

Denver wins against Houston, leads 3-1: 128-103 - Andre Iguodala (30 PTS, 4 REB, 7 AST and 2 BLK in 35 MIN)

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T'Wolves wins in Game 5: 106-97 - Kevin Love (37 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK in 41 MIN)
Series MVP: Kevin Love


Bulls bounce back with win: 121-76 - DeMarcus Cousins (30 PTS, 17 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK in 33 MIN)
Series MVP: Derrick Rose


Denver wins against Houston, advances: 113-92 - Andre Iguodala (30 PTS, 4 REB, 7 AST and 2 BLK in 35 MIN)
Series MVP: Danilo Gallinari


Philly takes Game 5, leads 3-2: 100-96 - Andrew Bynum (21 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST and 1 BLK in 34 MIN)

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Philly advances with Game 6 win: 95-90 - Andrew Bynum (21 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST and 2 BLK in 36 MIN)
Series MVP: Andrew Bynum
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Re: [4-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder mops the floor w/Cl

Postby hova- on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:05 am

Good job sweeping Lob Angeles. Youll be meeting the Lakers now?
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Re: [4-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder mops the floor w/Cl

Postby mrmoves20 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:50 am

Wow. The Thunder taking out their brooms and looking to finish their season strong.
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Re: [4-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder mops the floor w/Cl

Postby Durant35 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:03 pm

hova- wrote:Good job sweeping Lob Angeles. Youll be meeting the Lakers now?

Nah. They playin' Denver. 2nd Seed.

mrmoves20 wrote:Wow. The Thunder taking out their brooms and looking to finish their season strong.

Hahahaha! Thanks! will post the semi-finals preview later.
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Conference Semi-Finals Preview

Postby Durant35 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:27 pm

CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS


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- These two have shared a rivalry during the regular season, and are set on a path where one must take out the other team to achieve their goal. Led by Kevin Love, the Timberwolves bolted through San Antonio, upsetting and surprising the whole league. On the other hand is the Thunder, advancing to the second round by sweeping the Los Angeles Clippers with performances from Westbrook and Durant.

Prediction: Thunder in six.

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- A surefire rematch of last year's conference semi-finals. A coincidence too, as they meet again. The Denver Nuggets, led by new superstar Andre Iguodala, are looking into pushing back the Lakers like they did last year. The recharged Lakers with new pieces, are hungry and are to extract their anger towards the Nuggets during the games.

Prediction: Lakers in six.

EAST


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- Both were powerhouses during the season, and it's a sight to see. The Miami Heat won over the New York Knicks a year ago in five games. The Knicks are looking ready and had a great season. They hope that it will eventually continue in the postseason. The Heat, the most scrutinized team in the league, shut up the media after posting the league's second best record.

Prediction: Heat in five.

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- Also a first-round rematch of last year. We hope that history will not repeat itself. The 76ers got in the playoffs, and beat the Rose-less Bulls in the first round, second round last year, they got eliminated by Boston. This 76ers team sure is different from the one last year, but the Bulls are too. They have DeMarcus Cousins, who became an instant beast in the block.

Prediction: Chicago in four.

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Thunder with the win, 122-119

Postby Durant35 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:05 pm

Thunder with the close win against T'Wolves, 122-119

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Player of the Game: Russell Westbrook (47 PTS, 2 REB,11 AST, 3 STL and 2 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Nick Collison (14 PTS, 21 REB - 5 OFF, 2 AST and 4 BLK)
Thunder Protector: Kevin Durant (28 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA - After sweeping the Clippers with his 53 point-performance, Russell Westbrook again took the Thunder and coasted for a win. This one was all due to him. After trailing for so long, they finally took the lead with 3:26 left in the fourth quarter. Then typical things happened. Westbrook stole the ball, ran up the court and dunked on the contesting Ricky Rubio.

It was one of those games that the Thunder absolutely have the ability to pull away early, but did not convert. Thus, they heavily relied on their stars to propel them. Aside from that, it was definitely a game to remember for the Thunder's oldest and classic role guy, Nick Collison. He tied his career-high in rebounding with 21, while scoring 14, a season-high. Throwback match I guess.

Meanwhile, Kevin Durant was still in a shooting slump, making only 10 of his 22 field goals, but still scoring 28 points and was big during clutch-time. With 20 seconds left, Durant received a pass from the double-teamed Westbrook and nailed the jumper from 18 feet away. 120-119. On the next Minnesota possession, they went for Pekovic, but the ball met Ibaka's palms. A clutch-block. Immediately, Kevin Martin grabbed the rebound and was intentionally fouled, and made both free throws. Good game, well played.

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Lakers start series with win: 113-93 - Josh Smith (21 PTS,10 REB, 5 AST, 2 STL and 1 BLK in 34 MIN)
Heat jumps ahead of the Knicks: 124-109 - LeBron James (11 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL and 2 BLK in 30 MIN)
76ers stuns the Bulls: 86-81 - Jrue Holiday (25 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST and 2 STL in 36 MIN)
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Thunder blows out T'Wolves

Postby Durant35 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:39 pm

Durant, Thunder takes Game 2 home win

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (31 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (25 PTS, 5 REB, 10 AST and 2 STL)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (9 PTS, 12 REB, 1 STL and 4 BLK) and Kevin Martin (29 PTS, 1 REB and 1 STL)

CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA - Through Durant, the Thunder managed to beat the Timberwolves despite trailing by 18 during the fourth quarter. Durant also achieved his fourth triple-double of the season and his first in the playoffs. The Thunder Forward was pretty much non-existent during the first half, but kicked things off during the second half, where he scored 21 points.

Russell Westbrook was also all over the floor, scoring in every way possible. He drove to the paint, pulled up and ball'd hard. His double-double was one of the best performances during the night. Despite being brought back to life by Pekovic, the Timberwolves simply did not execute enough that it would come out in a win. The Center posted up a playoff-high 28 points while grabbing 12 rebounds, half were offensive.

Kevin Martin also did a great way of leading the second unit and get the starters rested immediately. Frustration can be seen in Kevin Love's face as he posted up only 14 points and 12 rebounds. The Minnesota Star has asked to be traded immediately after the playoffs conclude. Sources have been saying that the Thunder are one of several teams eyeing the franchise star. "If we drop the next one, I'm out."

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Rose avenges Game 1, take Game 2: 91-76 - Derrick Rose (20 PTS, 5 REB, 6 AST and 1 STL in 32 MIN)
Heat escapes Knicks: 86-80 - LeBron James (27 PTS, 14 REB, 6 AST, 2 STL and 3 BLK in 36 MIN)
Lakers dominate with All-Stars: 120-105 - Kobe Bryant (39 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST and 1 STL in 37 MIN)

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Durant's 33 too much for Wolves

Postby Durant35 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:41 pm

Durant, Thunder take Game 3 win

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (33 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL and 4 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Martin (28 PTS, 7 REB - 3 OFF, 4 AST and 1 STL)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (13 PTS, 14 REB - 4 OFF, 4 AST and 3 STL)

Durant's 33 points pouring over the T'Wolves sure is a sight to see. And 14 of those were during the Thunder's 14-6 run late in the fourth quarter. Trailing by 3, the Oklahoma City Forward took over the game and just straight out beat the hell out of the Wolves. The only possession they had was an and-1 layup, after that, Durant simply put on a show and grabbed a "W" for his team.

Of course, it wouldn't be possible if the others weren't in there. Kevin Martin did a great job of making the Thunder hang around despite being the only scoring player in the lineup. Ibaka again did a great job of overpowering the Wolves' bigs in terms of timing. Despite Pekovic's 25 points and 12 rebound performance, Serge Ibaka manhandled the post and did everything he wanted.

Other Minnesota players scored 12 or lower, and it was all because of the Thunder Defense. "Thabo and the others did a great way of contesting and boxing out for rebounds." Coach Brooks said. They played their game and never looked back, Thunder Basketball. Kevin Love again had a bad night, shooting 4 of 11 on the field. Frustration was seen on his tone. "I'm done playing. I wanna get traded." said the Wolves Forward.

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Bulls, Cousins power through Philly: 106-79 - DeMarcus Cousins (21 PTS, 6 REB and 1 BLK in 34 MIN)
Nuggets bounce back at home as Gallinari hits buzzer-beater: 97-96 - Danilo Gallinari (18 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK in 37 MIN)
Heat takes Game 3 in NY through Wade: 104-90 - Dwyane Wade (26 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST and 1 BLK in 38 MIN)
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Re: [7-0] Thunder: Team is One | Minnesota Series!

Postby mrmoves20 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:28 am

Smelling another sweep in the bag right now.
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Re: [7-0] Thunder: Team is One | Minnesota Series!

Postby Durant35 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:25 pm

mrmoves20, Hahahaha! Will post G4 later! Kinda anxious as to who will be my WCF opponents. Hope it's not the Lakers. :lol:
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Close, oh so close!

Postby Durant35 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:59 am

Thunder, Durant closes series with win over Wolves

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (35 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST and 2 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Russell Westbrook (24 PTS, 1 REB, 16 AST, 2 STL and 2 BLK)
Thunder Protector: Serge Ibaka (22 PTS, 10 REB - 4 OFF, 2 AST and 1 BLK)

And that's it. The end of a dynasty in a city called Minnesota. They clearly got outplayed, but the Thunder's hunger was the sole reason they came out of the fourth quarter as the winners to this game. Another factor is that Kevin Love refused to play his best. He knew that they were going to be eliminated anyway, so why play? Six Wolves players scored in double-digits, but it wasn't enough to stop the roaring Thunder.

"Everything just clicked during those last minutes. They're a beast." said Brandon Roy, who finished with a team-high 26 points. OKC, on the other hand, was very thrilled that they came back to their coveted Western Conference Finals appearance with home-court advantage. Last year, they fell to the second seed and faced the Dallas Mavericks and swept them.

During the second-round, the Bryant-led Lakers got kicked out off the playoffs by the Thunder team. As the Thunder approached the first two matches in San Antonio, they saw their hopes destroyed as the Spurs gained a two-to-nothing series lead. But the Thunder, as resilient as ever, kicked things off at home and won their last four matches with performances from Kevin Durant.

"We're back." said Coach Brooks.

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AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Bryant leads Lakers past Nuggets, series 3-1: 122-87 - Kobe Bryant (35 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST and 1 STL in 32 MIN)
Heat kills Knicks championship hopes: 96-92 - LeBron James (26 PTS, 7 REB, 8 AST, 2 STL and 1 BLK in 34 MIN)
Series MVP: LeBron James


Bulls win in thriller, lead 3-1: 98-96 - Derrick Rose (24 PTS, 2 REB, 6 AST and 2 STL in 34 MIN)

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Lakers advance to Conference Finals after win: 115-104 - Kobe Bryant (39 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL and 1 BLK in 42 MIN)
Series MVP: Kobe Bryant


Bulls finish off Philly through Rose: 102-75 - Derrick Rose (22 PTS, 3 REB, 7 AST and 2 STL in 36 MIN)
Series MVP: Derrick Rose
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Re: [8-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder steamroll Wolves

Postby mrmoves20 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:26 am

I hope, if you meet the Lakers in the WCF, it would reach a 7th game.
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Re: [8-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder steamroll Wolves

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mrmoves20 wrote:I hope, if you meet the Lakers in the WCF, it would reach a 7th game.

Hoping for a good long series with them too.



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Re: [8-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder steamroll Wolves

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:39 pm

Westbrook is going to destroy old man Nash. Good luck with stopping Howard and Kobe though. Thunder in 5 games I think (Y)

Or just continue with the sweeps! :P

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Conference Finals Preview

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CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS


WESTERN CONFERENCE

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- Remember when the Lakers got pushed to six games during the 2010 First Round NBA Playoffs? Yeah, me too. How 'bout when the Lakers got eliminated in 5 games in last year's playoffs? Who wouldn't? Those games showed how the Thunder can act during those times, but what if the current OKC's different from the one before?

Prediction: Thunder in six.


EASTERN CONFERENCE


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- These two would've met a season ago if it weren't for Rose's season-ending injury. But these two Eastern powerhouses match up very well and are on pace to give a sight to see to their fans and make a statement to the league.

Prediction: Heat in six.

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Re: [8-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder steamroll Wolves

Postby Mark. on Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:23 am

16-0?? Will be a good series vs the Lakers!
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Re: [8-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder steamroll Wolves

Postby mrmoves20 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:14 am

Good luck against my Lakers. Would love to see a rematch of last year's Finals or Kobe vs Lebron.
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Re: [8-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder steamroll Wolves

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Already played upto G2. Playing G3. Will post them later.
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Re: [8-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder steamroll Wolves

Postby Eirsej on Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:23 pm

Thunder are dominating the post season. Sweeping teams left and right! Keep up the good work! :applaud:
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Thunder makes a statement

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:07 pm

Thunder, Durant make a statement to LakeShow

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (45 PTS, 9 REB, 8 AST and 1 BLK)
Thunder Down Under: Serge Ibaka (16 PTS, 14 REB - 3 OFF, 3 AST and 1 BLK)
Thunder Protector: Russell Westbrook (36 PTS, 5 REB, 7 AST, 1 STL and 2 BLK)

A 38-point outing in the fourth quarter. That's what the Thunder can do. They can give you daggers, slams, and at the end, clutch baskets. Trailing 89-95 at the start of the fourth, the Thunder zipped their way through the deficit through KD, who scored 20 of his 45 points during the fourth. Then Ibaka made offensive rebounds, which were big and all resulted in open threes by K-Mart.

Of course, let's not forget that Ibaka was also efficient in terms of offense. His 16 points came on 7 shots, 11 attempts. The Westbrook-Ibaka Pick 'N Roll has become a lethal weapon for the Thunder. As Scott Brooks said, Ibaka is the best mid-range shooter in the whole team. Then came in Kevin Martin, who also was efficient with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

His defense on Kobe was big, as big as Thabo's. Kobe couldn't get any clean shots to go. Yes, he had 44 points, 19-of-31, but all of those were hard, contested shots. Despite Josh Smith's triple-double (10x10), the Thunder was still on the top. Why though? Because Kevin Durant. How did they do it? Serge Ibaka. What happened next? Russell Westbrook.

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Re: [9-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder makes a statement

Postby mrmoves20 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:00 am

Really a team effort from OKC and Durant with a near trip-dub. But still, I hope this comes down to a Game 7.
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Re: [9-0] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder makes a statement

Postby Mark. on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:07 am

Epic statement from Durant and Co. This surely will be a shoot out for the history books!
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Lakers answer back

Postby Durant35 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:33 pm

LakeShow answer back with Kobe's Performance

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Player of the Game: Steve Nash (17 PTS, 9 REB, 17 AST and 3 STL)
Thunder Down Under: Serge Ibaka (16 PTS, 15 REB and 1 BLK)
Thunder Plunderer: Antawn Jamison (25 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST and 2 STL)

It marks. It marks as the Thunder's first ever loss in the playoffs, what's more is that they lost at home. And they lost miserably too, as they couldn't get any shots to fall and lacked in a pace-setting demeanor. Therefore, they disappointed their fans and gave the Lakers a chance to comeback and take the wins at their turf. Kevin Durant shot poorly from the field, making 13 of his 28 attempts. The Thunder's perimeter offense was also negated by the Lakers, as the Thunder shot 28% from the 3-point land. They were outscored for all four quarters.

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Rose ties series with while embarrassing Heat: 93-56 - Derrick Rose (22 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST in 34 MIN)
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Re: [9-1] Thunder: Team is One | Thunder fall to Lakers

Postby Phil89 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:16 pm

Really tough loss there. You'll bounce back though, I'm sure. Hoping to see a Thunder vs Bulls finals series. (Y)
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